The essentials of running a veterinary practice

A two-part interactive remote workshop to embed first principles and best practice for running a successful veterinary business

What is it?

There’s so much you don’t get told (in training or in role) about managing a veterinary business profitably and effectively.


This two-part Zoom workshop will show you everything you need to know about running a practice – going back to basics and covering commercial principles, marketing and the importance of understanding how to communicate your practice’s unique selling points to your target market.

Why do I need it?

In the good old days, vets would work up the practice hierarchy until they eventually became partner; effectively learning all the unique specifics, processes and contacts by seeing senior colleagues do them. In an era when many vets are now corporate employees, there simply isn’t the opportunity to develop and hone a commercial skillset over time. This interactive remote workshop distils a lifetime of business apprenticeship into half a day of practical business essentials.

What will I get?

Over two sessions, this workshop covers all basic business essentials, structured around a Balanced Scorecard approach to take in key information from four areas: clients, team, finance and operational effectiveness.


This workshop focusing solely on teaching practical skills and sharing how to collect essential data that will enable you to tailor the toolkit required to run a business, into getting the very best out of your business.


This two-part remote workshop costs £385 +VAT per delegate.


You’ll need a laptop or desktop with sound, a mic and a camera in order to participate.


Small group, maximum of 8 delegates


3 days ago


So part of what we do every month is evaluating locations for new practices

Been doing a lot of these recently as more and more folks look at the possibility of “Opening their own practice”

When we look at a location we assess how many target audience households there are eg pet or horse owners or demand for certain farm services

And it’s usual to find there are plenty of practices serving that audience already , so any new site will need to be able to differentiate themselves or have a point of difference and a “compelling reason to change “ for the local community

So this mornings site evaluation was a surprise

For the first time, in a long time, we have a location that is underserved by practices

Eg a true gap in the market

Highly unusual
Very odd
And on closer digging the reason became clear

3 local practices in the drive time analysis have closed …. For good

So as we work with our post covid situation it’s intriguing to watch sites closing for good and where others are opening up and doing great in the same area

So fascinating times indeed

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@OnswitchLtd Nor cake, which seems to be a lot of adverts' compensation of choice....

@OnswitchLtd 10 to a penny?!!! Not how you describe any future colleague. #Bedrock #respect. FYI - cake is no longer an exciting treat - most of us provide it as standard

When you see the quote:
“ you can’t get vet nurses for love nor money” maybe thats where folks have been going wrong?
It’s a job, career, a responsible role so PAY money don’t expect it done for love
It’s not about cakes & puppies

Just spent the evening with 3 folks who are looking to do their own thing
2 parts a week apart
All by zoom
Private session for 3 colleagues
Key question
#Flexible #Learning #Plan
Why not be the boss?


Exciting times well done #OpenYourOwnPractice all very possible

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